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The Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 requires that Clinical Trials are conducted in accordance with the ICH Guideline for Good Clinical Practice (GCP). Whilst online courses exist for commercially-sponsored trials there is little in the way of quality material for those involved in research sponsored by non-commercial organizations.

Epigeum and a group of 17 leading UK medical schools and NHS Trusts have come together to address this need. The result is a series of 5 online GCP courses covering the key issues you will need to know. The courses are suitable for a wide range of academics and NHS staff, ranging from Research Ethics Committees, to Principal Investigators, Trial Managers and Research Nurses.

This programme has been approved for Distance-Learning Credits for the CPD Scheme of the Federation of Royal College of Physicians of the UK. Each course carries CPD points from the Royal College of Physicians. Approval is for 7 credits. The expiry date for CPD approval is month/year.

Course 1 - Protocol & Associated Documents (2 CPD credits)

Course 2 - Applications, Agreements & Approvals (1 CPD credit)

Course 3 - Trial Master Files (1 CPD credit)

Course 4 - Conducting the Trial (1 CPD credit)

Course 5 - Safety Reporting (2 CPD credits)

If your institution subscribes to Good Clinical Practice Online then you can register for free by clicking on the 'register' tab above. After you have completed a course (by completing the final quiz) you will be given a personalised CPD course completion certificate that you can save, print or send by e-mail. You are advised to keep a copy of the certificate for audit purposes. For more information on how this works, click on 'help' above.

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